catnip is a tiny network packet capturing tool that is not based on libpcap. When compiled and stripped, the binary is smaller than 20kiB. This makes it very suitable for embedded environments where a libpcap-based tool, typically 100kiB for just libpcap and 500kiB for tcpdump, would be simply too large. catnip is generally parameter compatible with tcpdump and what makes catnip stand out from other small packet capturing tools is that also supports BPF filtering.
|Tags||Packet Capturing Embedded Systems|
Release Notes: This release has moved to the GPLv3 and has help/version options when calling catnip. It has support for dropping privileges from root when possible.